SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms

Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

TRANQUIL

Possible Answers:

parched

crossing borders

thirsty

analgesic

calm

Correct answer:

calm

Explanation:

"Tranquil" means that something, like a setting, is calming, peaceful.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Agitated

Possible Answers:

Eager

Successful

Upset

Handsome

Happy

Correct answer:

Upset

Explanation:

"Agitated" means upset or disturbed.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Tranquil

Possible Answers:

Sleepy

Rowdy

Peaceful

Wealthy

Loud

Correct answer:

Peaceful

Explanation:

"Tranquil" means peaceful; Loud means noisy; Rowdy means loud and unruly; Sleepy means tired; and Wealthy means rich.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: choose the word with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Miserable

Possible Answers:

Ecstatic

Cheap

Unhappy

Meager

Old

Correct answer:

Unhappy

Explanation:

"Miserable" means sad and unhappy.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

DESPONDENT

Possible Answers:

Severe

Fairness

Hopeless

Welcomed 

Threatened 

Correct answer:

Hopeless

Explanation:

To feel "despondent" means the same as to feel sad and hopeless. For clarification, "severe" means intense.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

IRATE

Possible Answers:

Happy 

Shy 

Scared

Furious 

Miserable 

Correct answer:

Furious 

Explanation:

If someone is "irate" they are very angry or furious.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

HYSTERICAL

Possible Answers:

Under control 

Just in time 

Too little, too late

Out of control 

Out of time 

Correct answer:

Out of control 

Explanation:

Someone who is "hysterical" is out of control. "Hysterical" can also mean very funny or mentally unwell, depending on the circumstances.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

EXASPERATED

Possible Answers:

Frustrated 

Munificent

Gregarious 

Magnificent 

Displeased

Correct answer:

Frustrated 

Explanation:

To feel "exasperated" means to feel very frustrated. For clarification, "magnificent" means glorious and wonderful; "munificent" means generous; "gregarious" means outgoing and sociable.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

EXUBERANT

Possible Answers:

Cheerful 

Kinetic

Feral 

Languid 

Parsimonious 

Correct answer:

Cheerful 

Explanation:

Someone who is "exuberant" is very cheerful, so "cheerful" is the correct answer. For clarification, "feral" means wild, "parsimonious" means not generous, "languid" means lazy and lethargic or slow when referring to movement(s), and "kinetic" means having to do with movement

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

LIVID

Possible Answers:

Very happy 

Very angry 

Very calm 

Very sad 

Very sleepy

Correct answer:

Very angry 

Explanation:

"Livid" means furious, irate or very angry, so "very angry" is the correct answer.

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